I’ve spent the last week asking myself “Now what?” I suppose the “wise” thing would be to get into study-mode for my NCL...

I’ve spent the last week asking myself “Now what?” I suppose the “wise” thing would be to get into study-mode for my NCLEX, start putting my applications out and prepare for interviews so I can get a job ASAP...but why? Nursing jobs will always be out there and I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to be able to work from my phone so there really is no rush for me. What I’m really needing for myself right now is some time. Some time to reflect. Some time to process some things. Some time to heal. I’ve been pushing everything down for so long and every once in a while it creeps back toward the surface and reminds me it’s still there. But I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again...my happiness, my mental health, my dreams are my number one priority. So it’s time to focus on me, do some healing and check off a bucket-list trip I planned 4 years ago. I have over 5,000 miles of road mapped out with over 100 destinations I’d like to visit along the way. I plan on camping or sleeping in my truck most of the time, visiting all of the National Parks, exploring the beautiful PNW, and being on my own time and schedule. The ones who know about this trip have asked me if I’m excited...or nervous...and honestly, neither. It just feels natural, like it’s the right thing to do. I suppose more than anything I simply feel open to the endless opportunities this trip might offer. I welcome the challenges, and I am hopeful to gain some strength and insight through this endeavor. So in a few short days I’ll be loading up my bike, my dog, and driving my truck across the country and back, and I’ll be sharing my journey with you along the way. 🦋🦋🦋

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